Isabella "Sarra" Glaz was born in Ukraine. After high school, she continued her education at Leningrad Muhin Art Institute and Simpheropol Art School, where she studied drawing, painting and art history. From 1981 to 1986 Glaz studied at Lvov Publishing Academy and graduated with majors in Book Illustration and Art History. From 1985 to 1988 she participated in many group and single shows in the Ukraine and Russia, as well as illustrated children's books and designed theatrical costumes. In 1988 Glaz immigrated to Vienna, Austria where she designed for a small publishing company. In 1989 she moved to Rome, Italy where she continued to paint, and where many of her pieces are in private collections. Isabella Glaz arrived in the United States in 1991 and currently resides and creates in New York City. Isabella's art work is exhibited in US and European galleries and sold to private collectors.
The nature of my work arises from my imagination, a guiding force that permeates my art with bold and vibrant colors. I gather my inspiration from the perpetual flux of dreams and experiences that course through my life, enriching my emotional landscape with vivid imagery that is reflected through my paintings. My style embraces a surrealistic vision with an impressionistic feel in combination with Art Deco colors that depict a passionate display of emotions. Though my artwork incorporates the previously mentioned styles, it is not bound by them. Therefore, each of my paintings differs in subject and composition.
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